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How are collection and resource recovery targets determined?
Collection Targets
Under the individual producer responsibility framework, every producer is required to collect a minimum weight of used tires in each calendar year, in accordance with section 4 of the Tires Regulation.

The calculation provided in section 4 of the Tire Regulation is based on a rolling average of three previous years of tire supply data multiplied by 0.85 to account for tire wear.

As part of the initial registration process (to be completed by August 31, 2018), producers are required to provide supply data for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, which will be used to calculate their collection targets for 2019, based on the formula in the regulation.

On or before May 31, 2019, producers must provide their 2017 supply data. This data, along with the 2015 and 2016 supply data previously provided, will be used to set their collection targets for 2020.

On or before May 31, 2020, producers must provide their 2018 supply data. This data, along with the 2016 and 2017 supply data previously provided, will be used to set their collection targets for 2021. This process will continue each year.

The required supply data has two components:
1. the number of tires supplied, and;
2. the weight of those tires in kilograms.

Producers can choose to provide the actual weight of the tires they supplied or use the conversion factors provided in the Registry Procedure - Weight Conversion Factors (Tires) to calculate the weight.

Please note that the supply data must be accompanied by an audit report that complies with the Registry Procedure - Audit, unless it is supply data previously provided to Ontario Tire Stewardship. Please refer to Compliance Bulletin No. 3 - Supply Data Audits for compliance guidance on audit procedures.

On or before May 31 of each year, beginning in 2020, producers are required to report the number and weight of tires they collected in the previous calendar year.

Resource Recovery Targets
Producers must ensure that 85% of the tires they collected in a year, by weight, were reused, retreaded or turned into processed materials and made into products and packaging as described in section 11 of the Tire Regulation. This information must be reported on the Registry on or before May 31, every year, beginning in 2020.

Any producer who collects tires in a calendar year, despite being exempt from the collection requirements under section 4(7) of the Tires Regulation, is required to manage their tires in accordance with section 11(6) of the Tires Regulation.

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